Marine Le Pen Beneath Formal Investigation Over Ecu Finances

Catherine Griset, Le Pen’s chief of staff, was formally charged as part of a probe into the alleged misuse of EU funds in February.
Le Pen’s bodyguard, Thierry Legier, was also questioned.
The controversy shadowed Le Pen’s campaign for the French presidency.
In the French criminal justice system, a “formal investigation” is the step before filing charges.
Story highlights Probe in corruption scandal overshadowed Le Pen’s presidential campaignCentrist Emmanuel Macron defeated far-right politician for presidencyParis (CNN) Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s National Front party, has been formally placed under investigation in connection with a corruption scandal, a spokesman for the far-right party told CNN on Friday.

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